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Though other lotteries make headlines with their larger top prizes, El Gordo (The Fat One) is ranked as the world's richest and makes its mark every year in Spain, uniting the country because almost everyone takes part. The No. 1 prize gives out a jackpot of just 400,000 euros, but more than 1,000 tickets win the big one and the lottery hands out 24 million prizes overall.   "Nearly everyone has a ticket, or a share in one,"
This is the result of Paddy Power and Betfair merger
New York-based FanDuel and Boston-based DraftKings have filed separate lawsuits against Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, a day after she declared daily fantasy sports betting illegal in the state
Litigation was filed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 2010 seeking recovery of alleged losses by Kentucky residents who played real-money poker on PokerStars' website during a period between 2006 and 2011.
Kentucky judge ruled that the PokerStars website willfully violated Kentucky’s anti-gambling laws between 2006 and 2011, where more than 34,000 people lost $5 or more stemming from more than 246 million bets. Wingate also ordered Amaya, PokerStars parent company, to pay 12 percent interest each year until all of the money is collected. Lawyers for Amaya indicated at a court hearing last week they would likely appeal a major financial judgment against them.

“An integral part of the Tennessee Lottery’s success is our commitment to the best practices and standards created by the WLA,” said Rebecca Hargrove, President and CEO of TELC. “Operating in a socially responsible manner, creating new strategies that serve as models for other lotteries, and adhering to industry best practices is yet another way the TELC proves its commitment to education in Tennessee.”

INTRALOT Group Vice-President Business Development, Europe and Africa, Mr. Antonis Markopoulos, added: “Our investment in Kenya comes just a few months after our project in Nigeria, ratifying our dedication to further penetrate to the African continent. Today’s partnership with Acumen and Safaricom through the MPESA platform guarantees a reliable, secure and eventually successful operation in the country. INTRALOT’s iFlex platform will efficiently implement our expert know-how and offer to the Kenyan players a fully personalised, unique and entertaining game experience, while enhancing the principles of responsible gaming countrywide. Kenya sets the basis of the expansion of our presence in East Africa

"Both FanDuel and DraftKings have vastly expanded their operations in just the last year, bringing in hundreds of thousands of additional players in New York alone. A stay here would thus not merely preserve the status quo, but instead give a green light to the continued, massive growth of DFS into the New York market," Schneiderman's office said in its letter to the Supreme Court. Schneiderman, who maintains that DFS is gambling, also argued that DraftKings and FanDuel would not "suffer irreparable harm" if the stay is denied.
Tribal Gaming interests have contracts (called “compacts”) with states that include terms and conditions under which gambling is licensed and conducted in the state.  The operation of DFS may represent a conflict with those prior state commitments.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver  commented "One of the reasons I've been pushing to legalize sports betting is not because that I'm necessarily an advocate of sports betting, it's because all the research shows that it's a multi-hundred-billion dollar business just in the United States right now," Silver said. "In terms of the integrity of the sports leagues, it's only bad news for us when it continues to remain underground ... [to] the extent there are fantasy sites or flat-out betting sites, where consumers identify themselves by putting credit cards in and then can be tracked the same way the stock market can track buying and selling, then that's much healthier for the leagues."

"We're always looking and researching game ideas and trying to add to our product mix to keep things fresh and add some variety for players," Lottery Director Randy Miller said.  "We're very excited, and I think our players will be excited as well, to get a new game out there," Miller said.

The video is fabulous for 2 reasons. First, the case he makes for funding the sciences (and by extension Education which is supported by so many Government-Lotteries. Maybe a Brand Lottery commercial like this could be produced?) Second, it is an amazing production/presentation, a work of art. Thank you to Bill Gates’ blogs for referring us to this! (www.gatesnotes.com)

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EL Congress 2015 in Oslo, Norway "Touch Tomorrow" Photo Collage


EL Congress 2015 - DAY 2 - PHOTOS in Oslo, Norway "Touch Tomorrow" Photo Collage


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April 7 and 8 at the Park Lane Hotel
36 Central Park South, New York City

Come a day early to the Park Lane NYC to attend the
WLA i-Lottery Seminar
 April 6th  in the same Hotel as SMART-TECH and same ballroom The Ultimate Bricks & Clicks Event:  Making it easy to participate in two industry-leading conferences:  Two Industry-Shaping events. Both events to be held in the Main Park Ballroom at the Park Lane Hotel.

Reserve your room in the Special Room Block CLICK here for both events be sure to arrive the night of April 5th to attend the iLOTTERY Seminar and stay through April 8th to attend all of SMART-TECH 2016.

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PGRI SMART--TECH Receptions 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Wednesday,  Thursday, and Friday, April 6, 7, and 8.  All Government attendees attending SMART-TECH 2016 and the WLA iLottery Seminar will be given COMPLIMENTARY ENTRANCE to all SMART-TECH Conference Sessions and SMART-TECH Food and Beverage functions.

The Ultimate Bricks & Clicks Event:  Making it easy to participate in two industry-leading conferences: 

WLA i-Lottery for U.S. Market Seminar Wednesday, April 6: Engaging Retailer Support, Developing and Marketing games for the online consumer, Managing Public & Stakeholder Relations, Integrating with the Retail channel – Applying World-Class Experience to the opening of the U.S. i-Lottery Market-Place.

SMART-Tech The Future of Retailing Conference Thursday & Friday, April 7 and 8:  What will the Era of Retail Transformation mean to Lottery?  How can Lottery leverage and apply the most advanced concepts that are positioning land-based Retail for long-term success?  Think “Retail Optimization” on steroids!  

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